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TITLE
Rocks on the Eigg coast
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_859_20_0501
PLACENAME
Camas Sgiotaig
DISTRICT
Eigg
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Small Isles
PERIOD
20c
CREATOR
M E M Donaldson
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
10385
KEYWORDS
Rhum
Camas Sgiotaig
Eigg
rocks
Valtos
sandstone
singing sands
Ardnamurchan
Rocks on the Eigg coast

The rocks in the bay at Camas Sgiotaig on Eigg belong to the Valtos Sandstone Formation, a pale sandstone that erodes into curious shapes. The pure white 'singing sands' of Camas Sgiotaig are also derived from this formation. These rocks, with Rum in the background, were photographed by M.E.M. Donaldson, in the first half of the 20th century.

Mary Ethel Muir Donaldson, was born in 1876 and came to the Highlands around 1908. She travelled extensively around the North and West Highlands, writing and taking photographs. One of her favourite locations was the Ardnamurchan Peninsula and it was there she settled, at Sanna, in 1927.

Between 1912 and 1949 Miss Donaldson produced many books on the social history and customs of the North and West Highlands. 'Wanderings in the Western Highlands and Islands' and 'Further Wanderings - Mainly in Argyll' are two of her best known works and both are illustrated with her own photographs. She died in a nursing home in Edinburgh in 1958, and was buried in Oban


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Rocks on the Eigg coast

INVERNESS: Small Isles

20c

Rhum; Camas Sgiotaig; Eigg; rocks; Valtos; sandstone; singing sands; Ardnamurchan

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

M E M Donaldson Collection

The rocks in the bay at Camas Sgiotaig on Eigg belong to the Valtos Sandstone Formation, a pale sandstone that erodes into curious shapes. The pure white 'singing sands' of Camas Sgiotaig are also derived from this formation. These rocks, with Rum in the background, were photographed by M.E.M. Donaldson, in the first half of the 20th century. <br /> <br /> Mary Ethel Muir Donaldson, was born in 1876 and came to the Highlands around 1908. She travelled extensively around the North and West Highlands, writing and taking photographs. One of her favourite locations was the Ardnamurchan Peninsula and it was there she settled, at Sanna, in 1927.<br /> <br /> Between 1912 and 1949 Miss Donaldson produced many books on the social history and customs of the North and West Highlands. 'Wanderings in the Western Highlands and Islands' and 'Further Wanderings - Mainly in Argyll' are two of her best known works and both are illustrated with her own photographs. She died in a nursing home in Edinburgh in 1958, and was buried in Oban <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email the<br /> <a href="mailto: photographic.archive@highlifehighland.com">Highland Photographic Archive</a> quoting the External ID.